Vehicle Modifications Subsidy Scheme (VMSS)

Vehicle Modification Subsidy Scheme (VMSS) provides a variety of vehicle modifications including minor modifications such as hand controls, and major modifications such as lowered floor conversion, hoists and permanent ramps. You will need to be assessed by a SWEP registered Assistive Technology (AT) Practitioner (Occupational Therapist (OT) or VicRoads Accredited Driver Assessor, where applicable) to determine the most appropriate and safe modification.

VMSS is able to help fund the following modifications/AT items:

  • Conversions of vehicles for wheelchair access
  • Ramps permanently secured to vehicles
  • Specialised lifters, carriers and trailers for wheelchairs
  • Modified driving controls
  • Specialised seating
  • Air conditioning for people with thermo-regulatory conditions
  • Wheelchair restraint systems
  • Oxygen cylinder restraint system

Who is eligible?

You must be a Victorian Resident, living independently in the community with a permanent/long term disability and/or frail aged as described in the A&EP Guidelines and VMSS Guidelines. For further eligibility, please refer to the Applying for VMSS section or the VMSS FAQ section.

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Insurance for Vehicle Modifications

You may wish to discuss insurance options with your current insurance company or  alternatively Blue Badge Insurance specialise in insurance products for people with disabilities and limited mobility and offer a comprehensive car insurance policy for disability converted vehicles. Blue Badge Insurance understand the conversions made to your car and can offer insurance with preferential pricing for cars that have been converted for drivers and/or passengers with disabilities. In most cases, they can insure your vehicle conversions for the replacement value rather than the depreciated value to ensure you are fully protected. There is an annual premium you will need to pay if you wish to take out this cover. To find out more, call 1300 304 802 or visit www.bluebadgeinsurance.com.au 
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